11 off-the-radar city destinations to add to your 2023 bucket list 

By priyanka

25-1-2023

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 Italy is packed with legendary cities from Rome and Venice to Florence and Naples. Even in the North, the off-the-radar city destinations are overshadowed by the legendary Milan and Verona. 

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1. Modena, Italy

 Often overlooked in favour of Lisbon and Porto, Évora is one of our off-the-radar city destinations. As the ancient capital of the Alentejo region, it’s an oasis of historical treasure

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2. Évora, Portugal

 If you’re dreaming of a trip to Japan, you’ve probably got the heavyweights like Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto on your bucket list

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3. Kanazawa, Japan

 We all know and love the legendary Paris, Nice, Bordeaux, Marseille, Lyon and Cannes. It’s also time to add Lille to that list. 

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4. Lille, France

 Adelaide may be nowhere near as famous as Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, but it may just be Australia’s coolest capital.

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5. Adelaide, Australia

Filled with ancient castles, stunning gardens, and medieval architecture, Ljubljana is the fairytale capital city of Slovenia

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6. Ljubljana, Slovenia   

 Famed as the “warm city”, Durban has glorious weather almost all year round. But that’s not the only reason to visit one of South Africa’s most off-the-radar city destination

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7. Durban, South Africa

 Stockholm and Copenhagen may be Scandinavia’s best-known cities, and we think Helsinki is in the same league

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8. Helsinki, Finland

 Usually overlooked in favour of neighbouring states like Arizona, Utah, and Colorado, New Mexico is a hidden gem of a state

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9. Santa Fe, New Mexico

 Bangkok may be your first stop and Phuket may be your beach destination, but don’t miss out on Chiang Mai. 

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10. Chiang Mai, Thailand

 After visiting the iconic Buenos Aires, be sure to head to Bariloche, the ‘Switzerland of South America’. Set in the spectacular Nahuel Huapi National Park, this is where the mountains meet the city in an outdoor playground

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11. San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina